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Best Practice Guidelines review underway

Best Practice Guidelines review underway


The NSW Bar Association is undertaking a review of its Best Practice Guidelines, which seek to assist chambers to create healthy work environments for barristers and chambers staff.

On 19 June 2014, the Bar Council approved the NSW Bar Association’s set of four Best Practice Guidelines.

They are the Model Harassment, Discrimination, Vilification and Victimisation Best Practice Guideline; the Model Bullying Best Practice Guideline; the Model Parental and Other Extended Leave Best Practice Guideline; and the Model Grievance Handling Procedure.

Best Practice Guidelines are voluntary and a total of 34 floors have adopted the guidelines so far (full list below).

The Bar Association reviews and updates the guidelines annually to ensure they continue to reflect the needs of the bar, and relevant changes to the law.

As part of this review process, the association is welcoming any suggestions and comments on the content of the guidelines and their implementation.

List of floors that have adopted the Best Practice Guidelines:

Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers

Eleventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers

6th Floor St James' Hall

Banco Chambers

Level 22 Chambers

13th Floor St James' Hall

5th Floor St James' Hall

8th Floor Selborne Chambers

Arthur Phillip Chambers

Culwulla Chambers

Seventh Floor Windeyer Chambers

Chalfont Chambers

Coffs Harbour Chambers

Fourth Floor Wentworth Chambers

12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

3 St James' Hall

Queen's Square Chambers

Second Floor Wentworth Chambers

16 Wardell Chambers

Ada Evans Chambers

Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers

Hargrave Chambers

Waratah Chambers

Crown Prosecutors' Chambers

Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers

Denman Chambers

8 Windeyer Chambers

Lachlan Macquarie Chambers

4th Floor St James Hall Chambers

New Chambers

Sixth Floor Selborne & Wentworth Chambers (modified versions adopted)

11 St James' Hall Chambers

Edmund Barton Chambers

Martin Place Chambers

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